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NABJ National Media Awards Finalists

Winners Announced at the NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards Gala, Saturday, July 31, 2010 in San Diego, California.


New Media – Single Story: Feature

Deborah Creighton Skinner, Derek T. Dingle, Christina Faison

"Obama’s 100 Days”

New Media — Sports

Jenni Carlson, Sara Phipps

"nDepth: The Minister of Millwood”

Wright Thompson, Jay Lonvinger, Scott Walker

"Ghosts of Mississippi”

Lee Hawkins, Adam Najberg, Rebecca Blumenstein

The Wall Street Journal Online

"The Marketing of Myron Rolle”


Radio — News: Long Form

Arleen Lebe

CBS Radio News NYC

"2009: The Breakthrough Year Courage, Commitment, Celebration”

Kim Lampkins

American Urban Radio Networks

"Climate Change: A Minority Perspective”

William Craven, Ofeiba Quist-Arctin


"Guinea Crackdown and Rapes”

Radio — Feature

William Craven, Felix Contreras


"The Music of Africa, By Way of Latin America”

Kurt Andersen, Jenny Lawton, David Krasnow

Studio 360

"August Wilson’s Come and Gone”

Dan Szematowicz, Lisa Desjardins

CNN Radio

"CNN Radio: Young, Black and Unemployed”

Maria Boynton, Chris Chandler, Soledad O’Brien

CNN Radio

"CNN Radio: Black in America 2”

Radio – Sports

Dwayne Bray, David Lubbers, Mark Schwarz


"ESPN’s Outside the Lines: White Out”

Radio – Commentary

William Craven, Michel Martin, Staff of Tell Me More


"Tell Me More with Michel Martin”

Radio – Public Affairs: Interview/ Discussion

William Craven, Michel Martin, Staff of Tell Me More


"Black Men Hit Especially Hard by Unemployment”

Anita S. Woodley, Dick Gordon

North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC FM

"Thinking Big”

Radio – News, Long Form: Top 15 Market

Amon "AJ” Frazier, Courtney Stein, Marianne McCune, Kaari Pitkin

WNYC Radio – New York City

"Promotion in Doubt”

Radio – Public Affairs, Program: Top 15 Market

Gabriel Spitzer, Cate Cahan

Chicago Public Radio – WBEZ-FM Chicago

"Twice as Deadly: Chicago’s Race Gap in Breast Cancer Survival”

Radio – Public Affairs, Interview/ Discussion: Top 15 Market

Richard Steele, Eilee Heikenen-Weiss, Aurora Aguilar

Chicago Public Radio – WBEZ-FM Chicago

"Barbershop Welcomes Discussion of Youth Violence”


News – Art & Design: Page Design

Brandon Stuck

The Virginian-Pilot

"Lost Boy”

News – Photography: Single Image

Jahi Chikwendiu

The Washington Post

"HIV/AIDS in DC: Staggering”

Gerald Herbert

The Associated Press

"Visiting the Children”

Dean Hoffmeyer

Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Bukuru Nyandwi”

News – Photography: Multiple Images

Jahi Chikwendiu

The Washington Post

"Rwanda Homecoming: 15 Years”

Gus Chan

The Plain Dealer

"Church closings”

Ariana Cubillos

The Associated Press

"Haiti’s Maternity Danger”

News – Art & Design: Graphics (Under 150,000)

Crystal Thomas

South Florida Times

"From King to Obama”

News – Photography: Single Image (Under 150,000)

Sarah Glover

Philadelphia Daily News

"I Just Want to See Her”


News — Single Story

Gloria Campisi

Philadelphia Daily News

"Treated Like Trash”

Kimberly Hayes-Taylor

The Detroit News

"Cancer’s Inequities”

News – Feature: Single Story

Ashley Anthony

The Jackson Sun

"History documented with art”

Gus Garcia-Roberts

Miami New Times

"Curse of the Class of 2006”

News – Sports

Corey Mitchell

The Saginaw News

"A bond of brothers”

News – Commentary

Sarah Fenske

Phoenix New Times

"Bryant Wilkerson case”


News – Single Story

Lolly Bowean, Phil Jurik

Chicago Tribune

"Graveyard Nightmare”

Stephan Salisbury

Philadelphia Inquirer

"An Explosion of Sad History”

News – Series

Marquita Smith, Aaron Applegate, Deirdre Fernandes

The Virginia-Pilot


Plain Dealer Staff, Debra Adams Simmons

The Plain Dealer

"The Imperial Avenue Murders”

Tony Rizzo

The Kansas City Star

"Murder Factory”

News – Feature: Single Story

DeNeen Brown

The Washington Post

"Poor? Pay Up.”

Wil Haygood

The Washington Post

"A Family’s March Through History and Hope”

Dianna Marder

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Mirror on the Mall”

News – Feature: Series

Brian McCollum, Bill McGraw

Detroit Free Press

"Motown at 50”

Krissah Thompson

The Washington Post

"NAACP; Farmers; Sisterhood”

Kia Gregory

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A Life on the Street”

News – Investigative

Debbie Cenziper

The Washington Post
"Wasting Away”

News – International

Stephanie McCrumen

The Washington Post


News – Specialty

Elizabeth Simpson

The Virginian-Pilot

"Both sides of dialysis”

News – Business

Ken Wells

Bloomberg News

"Armageddon in Alabama”

News – Commentary

Phillip Morris, Debra Adams Simmons

The Plain Dealer

"Phillip Morris Commentary”

Derrick Z. Jackson

Boston Globe

"A Prize That’s Also for Us”

Darryl Owens

Orlando Sentinel

"Darryl Owens Commentary”

Rochelle Riley

Detroit Free Press

"Hey Detroit, Your Future is Not in Your Past”

News – Special Project

Suzanne Bohan, Sandy Kleffman

Contra Costa Times

"Shortened Lives: Where You Live Matters”

Cheryl Thompson

The Washington Post

"5.5 Seconds, DeOnte Rawlings”

News – Copy Editing

L. Lamar Wilson

The Washington Post

"Where is the love? Everywhere” & other headlines


Magazine – General News

Neely Tucker

The Washington Post Magazine

"The Known Word of Edward P. Jones”

Magazine – Single Topic Series

Sarah Karp, John Myers

Catalyst Chicago

"Reaching Black Boys”

Magazine -- Investigative

AC Thompson

The Nation

"Katrina’s Hidden Race War & Body of Evidence”

Kelly Virella, Rui Kaneya, Kimbriell Kelly

The Chicago Reporter

"Closing Arguments”

Magazine – International

Yanick Rice Lamb, Akiba Solomon, Kendra Lee, Debra Moore

Heart & Soul

"Mapping AIDS”

Magazine – Specialty

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Kimbriell Kerry, Jessica Young, Jennifer Fernicola

The Chicago Reporter

"Lower Standards”

Elizabeth Atkins

African American Family

"D Green Life

Kellee Terrell, Jennifer Morton, Kate Ferguson

Real Health

"Manning Up”

Magazine – Commentary/ Essay

Earl G. Graves Jr.

Black Enterprise

"Executive Memo”

Yanick Rice Lamb, Renee D. Turner, Kendra Lee

Heart & Soul

"For Mom”

Charlise Lyles, Keith Reed

Catalyst Ohio

"Education Commentary”


Magazine — General News

Angela Burt-Murray, Isabel Wilkerson, Tatsha Robertson

Essence Magazine

"The Closer”

Shirley Henderson, Kevin Chappell, Valerie Goodloe

Ebony Magazine

"Reclaiming Victory”

Magazine — Single Topic Series

Angela Burt-Murray, Dawn M. Baskerville

Essence Magazine

"Realizing the Dream”

Magazine — Investigative

Angela Burt-Murray, Jeannine Amber, Rosemarie Robotham

Essence Magazine

"Lost Girl”

Magazine – International

Scott Johnson


"Hard Target: The Hunt for Africa’s Last Warlord”

Angela Burt-Murray, Jeannine Amber, Rosemarie Robotham

Essence Magazine
"Trouble in Paradise”


Angela Burt-Murray, Robin D. Stone, Patrik Henry Bass

Essence Magazine

"Our Secret Pain”


Chris Broussard, Otto Strong

ESPN The Magazine

"Home Is Where the Hoop Is”


Angela Burt-Murray, Lynn O’Shaughnessy, Tanisha Sykes

Essence Magazine

"The Black Woman’s Guide to Making College Affordable”

Magazine – Commentary/ Essay

Angela Burt-Murray, Dawn Baskerville

Essence Magazine

"Michael Jackson: The Man, The Music, The Magic 1958-2009”

Magazine – Copy Editing

Otto Strong

ESPN The Magazine

"ESPN The Magazine”

Magazine – Art & Design: Page Design

Nancy Perry Graham, Marilyn Milloy, Quentin Nardi

AARP The Magazine

"Moving History”

Ingrid Larkin


"The Ebony Power 150”


Television – Feature: Long Form

Gloria Neal

KCNC-TV/ CBS 4 Denver

"Black at 5,280 Feet”

Television – Public Affairs: Segment

Everett Mashburn

MPTV Milwaukee

"Black Nouveau: Soultime at The Apollo”


Television – General Assignment News: Short Form

Steve Osunsami, Mary McGuirt, Jon Banner, Mimi Gurbst

ABC’s World News

"A Town Without Water”

Television – General Assignment News: Long Form

Gitika Ahuja, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Dan Harris

ABC News Good Morning America

"Black & White Now: Perceptions of Race in America”

Television – Feature: Short Form

Rick Kaplan, Byron Pitts, Rodney Comrie, Betty Chin

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric


Television – Feature: Long Form

Michael Smith

 ESPN E:60

"E:60 Demarcus Ware”

Jason Sacca, Jim Axelrod, Robin Skeete

CBS Sunday Morning

"First Coach”

Marcelena Spencer

CBS News 48 Hours

"Medgar Evers Segment from ‘Change & Challenge: The Inauguration of Barack Obama’”

Television – Specialty

Jason Samuels, Traci A. Curry, Cassandra Lizaire, Scott Martin

BET News

"Heart of the City: Dying to Eat in Jackson”

Television – Sports

Michael Smith


"E:60 James Stewart”

Television – Documentary



"A Father’s Promise”

Johnathan Rodgers

TV One

"Breast Cancer Examined: An African-American Perspective”

CNN Staff


"CNN Presents: Black in America 2”

Television – Public Affairs: Segment

Michelle Miller, Alturo Rhymes, Pat Shevlin, Matt Kugleman

CBS Evening News: Weekend Edition

"The Lost King Tapes”


Television – Feature: Long Form

Pat Harvey, Kimberly Mackie

KCAL/ CBS2 Los Angeles

"High School Harmony”

Television – Specialty

Robin Robinson, Ann Serafin, Lou Hinkhouse, Donald Gresham

WFLD-TV Chicago

"Keeping It Straight”

Television – Sports

Matt Barrie, Noah Bullard

KXAS-TV, Dallas/ Ft. Worth

"A Game of Hope”

Television – Documentary

"Camden – The Rising”
Art Fennell, Brian Aiken
CN8 Philadelphia

"Bishop College: A Bridge Between the Worlds”
Rick Thompson, Olivia Phillips, Darren Sabin, Frank Terry
KERA Dallas

Television – Public Affairs: Program

"Celebrating America’s Largest Black Business”
Genevieve Michel-Bryan, Kenneth Meeks, Shon Gables
Black Enterprise Business Report

"Recognizing NAACP’s 100th Anniversary”
Genevieve Michel-Bryan, Kenneth Meeks, Ed Gordon
Our World with Black Enterprise

Television – Segment

"Damarra’s Story”
Nicholas Shields
WTTW-TV Chicago

Television – Interview/Discussion

"Singer Charlie Wilson’s War: Prostate Cancer”
Genevieve Michel-Bryan, Kenneth Meeks, Ed Gordon
Our World with Black Enterprise

"African Ambassador”
Angela Robinson, Imara Canady
WPBA-TV Atlanta

"Trauma of Slavery, Part 1”
Angela Robinson, Vickie Whitlock
WPBA-TV Atlanta

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